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Old 05-29-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Exclamation External IDE HDD via USB


Hey all...

I got a unit that allows you to case a standard IDE drive and connects via USB cable.

How would I go about getting this device working in linux? haven't really dabbled in this much so any advice is appreciated, or direction to documentation.

Tnx.

L8rz
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:40 PM   #2
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Just plug it in, USB's mass-storage module should load and assign it /dev/sda if there are no other scsi devices on the system, the first partition should get /dev/sda1 so adding a line to /etc/fstab like:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,owner 0 0

Should do it... make certain to actual create the mount point first though.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 05-30-2003, 07:07 PM   #3
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Worked like a charm man.
Tnx a bunch. lol... if working with usb storage devices is that easy... I'm about to have alot more fun with this new slack9.

kewl.

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